Weather Delays Covid Vaccine Shipments to Michigan

February 19, 2021, 8:21 AM


It's tough enough getting Covid vaccines. Now comes the weather to make it even more challenging. 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says vials heading to Michigan are delayed this week because of lousy weather in Kentucky and Tennessee.

“We ask that Michiganders confirm their appointments prior to traveling and to have patience as providers seek to reschedule any appointments,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health, says in a news release.

“Unfortunately, distribution of the vaccine in this circumstance is simply out of our control. Vaccine providers across the state are working hard to get 70% of Michiganders age 16 and older vaccinated with the safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.”

As of Wednesday night, 1.17 million people in Michigan had received first shots and 569,722 were fully vaccinated after a second dose, state figures show. Just 14.4% of residents over age 16 had at least one corponavirus innoculation.

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